Monday, January 14, 2013


I think Alfred Nobel would know what I mean when I say that I accept this award in the spirit of a curator of some precious heirloom which he holds in trust for its true owners -- all those to whom beauty is truth and truth beauty -- and in whose eyes the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.

-- Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), Baptist minister and civil rights activist, Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, 10 December 1964

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